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“Paper cultures are in fact using the least efficient cleansing medium to clean the dirtiest part of their body,” notes Rose George in The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters. “I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are […]

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Clever ideas, updated fittings and new products can make your bathroom look fresh and welcoming. Photo courtesy: (Left) Akshat Jain; (Right) Randhir Singh Having a luxurious bathroom isn’t as difficult as it’s made out to be. It’s all about the right touches, that can transform this space into an expensive-looking one. If you’re interested in […]

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Stuck between New York and Washington, D.C. and too established to be considered an “up-and-comer” like Minneapolis or Charleston, South Carolina, Philadelphia’s food scene too often gets overlooked by the national dining intelligentsia. Though Philly does earn its share of accolades – recent nods have included best U.S. pizza and coffee shoprankings as well as James Beard Foundation outstanding chef, outstanding restaurateur and Rising […]

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Kim Kardashian recently revealed why her bathroom sinks missed an essential feature: basins.  The bathroom sinks went viral after Vogue published a tour of Kim’s newly-renovated mansion. Netizens were quick to notice that the sinks were devoid of basins and seemed to feature a flat stone surface with just a tiny slit.       Recently, reality TV star […]

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Ever since we found out that a manicured lawn was the number one thing people look for when on the hunt for a new home, we’ve been on our A-game looking for ways to up our curb appeal. Things like fun front door colors, driveway designs, and flowers can turn your drab front yard into a perfect paradise—whether you’re planning to […]

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There’s hardly any space more personal than a bathroom—and no one knows that better than designers. “I get to ask the hard questions,” laughs Dallas designer Denise McGaha. “Like, when you shave your legs in the morning, are you okay with your husband being in the room?” It’s these types of questions that have led […]

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One of the most important homes in America is a snug, three-story residence on Sumner Road in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its walls are stuffed with insulation made from recycled blue jeans. Enlarged windows and skylights mean the lights stay firmly off until dark. Two hundred eighty-five sensors are installed throughout the 94-year-old house, constantly monitoring electrical […]

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When we first saw this dining room, designed by Greg Natale for a home in his native Sydney, Australia, we immediately approved. It’s not easy to make those tragically hackneyed Hans Wegner Wishbone Chairs look new, but Mr. Natale has done so by coating them in blue paint, and ranging them around a solid black […]

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Vanessa, Sadie, Jake, and Zoe post up on the outer wall of the house. From the first swipe of your feet on the Gabriels’ front doormat—which reads “Shut the front door”—you know they’re not your average family. “They’re cool,” says interior designer Lorena Gaxiola, who has traipsed over that mat many a time. “They’re total […]